Custom fonts

Should users be able to add their own fonts to type threads with?


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Jan 23, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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Hi everyone.
I was going to make my first thread just now, and I went into the "Font Family" section on the bar on top of the thread you're writing, and I noticed the small number of fonts there were.
I was wondering if we could have the ability to add our own fonts to the thread bar, like we could link to a .ttf download or something similar.
But if I'm the only one who should care about this then I'll drop the matter.
(if this is impossible then I will also stop "threading" about it)
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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I was hoping I could use this font or one that was similar and still not ugly: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=free+pixel
But this could only happen in these two ways:
1. Beg an admin to add this font
2. let us use our own fonts
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 1:14 PM
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But I would be able to use this font if
1. I begged an administrator to add the font to the font collection
2. users were able to add .ttfs from their computer or from a link.
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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Considering the rules say to use fonts and colours sparingly, I don't think this is necessary nor desirable.
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 1:52 PM
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Considering the rules say to use fonts and colours sparingly, I don't think this is necessary nor desirable.
Humph. Oh well. The rules are the rules.
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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using anything but default fonts and colours is an attack on the readability of the forums
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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Oh. Okay then, I'll just drop the subject of custom fonts.
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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If you really want the page in your favorite font, I heard there was a chrome extension for that.
 
Jan 23, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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Hmmmm........... I'll look into it.
For now I think I'll just make due with the fonts here.
 
Jan 30, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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using anything but default fonts and colours is an attack on the readability of the forums

I was hoping you wouldn't say that! I wanted to use wingdings so badly.

This would probably only work through google web fonts though, other methods are tedious and slow.
 
Jan 30, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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I'm sure everyone would appreciate a hacker coming around and changing the default font to Wingdings. :p
 
Feb 16, 2016 at 12:43 AM
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using anything but default fonts and colours is an attack on the readability of the forums
But it's a time-honored tradition!
 
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Apr 28, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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But it's a time-honored tradition!
If you're going to mimic that, at least use the correct colour and the proper font, heathen. :3

Edit: Speak of the devil?
 
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Apr 30, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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Screw it. Drag over the blank space.

why did you waste your time doing this?
 
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